Lil Pump, YBN Nahmir and More React to Landing on 2018 XXL Freshman Cover
The 2018 XXL Freshman Class arrived in style today (June 12). This year's crew, which marks the 11th installment in the franchise, features a diverse crop of ascendant spitters, each carving a distinct sound and building fame online in ways that previously seemed impossible. There's a reason we call it the class with clout.
Who's in? This year's cover features Fort Lauderdale, Fla.’s Ski Mask The Slump God, Miami’s Lil Pump, Miami’s Smokepurpp, Atlanta’s J.I.D, London’s Stefflon Don, Memphis’ BlocBoy JB, Birmingham, Ala.’s YBN Nahmir, West Palm Beach, Fla.’s Wifisfuneral and Canton, Ohio’s Trippie Redd.
Over the next month, XXL will release freestyles, cyphers, interviews and roundtable discussions featuring the squad. In addition, this year's freshmen will be performing at New York City's Terminal 5 on July 11, and at The Novo in Los Angeles on July 19. Yes, tickets are available now.
Today, though, was for celebrating. Check out each of the cover artists' reactions to making the 2018 XXL Freshman List below.